Lauren Adams


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Lauren Adams
About the author

Lauren Frances Adams mines the histories of power, labor, and material culture to make surprising connections that resonate with current sociopolitical issues. She is a 2007 MFA graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, and lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, where she is a full-time faculty member in painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Back Lane West, Cornwall, UK; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; EXPO Chicago; Conner Contemporary, Washington, D.C. and Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, California. Recently on view in Washington, D.C., American Catastrophe Report is a site-specific installation at American University through 2015. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions including: The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD; Contemporary Applied Arts in London; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; CUE Foundation, New York; Mattress Factory and the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; among many others. She has been awarded Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris residency, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency, and she is a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant recipient. Adams is the co-founder of Ortega y Gasset Projects, a gallery and long-distance artist collective in New York.